What is the difference between a walk and a hike? Its something I’ve been pondering as of late. To me, a walk you have just a water bottle and trainers, while a hike involves a pack and hiking boots or shoes. But what about paved ‘urban hiking’? That I only bring water on. Or if […]
Labor Day weekend, I went backpacking for my first time ever. The boyfriendo has been backpacking since he was a child, and he spoke fondly of camping at Cape Alava as a backpacking trek. Armed with a new 65-liter pack and hopefully enough food, we set off!
I went to school up in Bellingham, where you are more surrounded by trees and mountains than you are in Seattle! There are many popular outdoor spots–Whatcom Falls, Teddy Bear Cove, the Arboretum–but my favorite of all is the Oyster Dome hike.
There are many popular hikes in the greater Seattle area. Typically, the most popular ones are those closest to the city (makes sense). Those hikes closest to the city are also the ones that typically lose snow quickly due to their lower elevation. So for those of us who do not have easy access to […]
Ahh, waking up the morning that Daylight Savings kicks in. The panic when you look at the time and realize you have one hour till checkout and need to shower and pack before departing for the trailhead. Maybe we didn’t pick the best weekend for hiking after all?
After missing Mt. Erie on our last trip to the Anacortes Community Forest Land, the boyfriendo and I were itching to go back. Due to his love for the charming city of La Conner, we decided to make a weekend of it, and crash there after hiking. The forecast said rain, so we again grabbed […]
After enjoying far too much beer at Brewology at the Pacific Science Center (by far the best beer festival I’ve ever been to), I needed to stretch my legs and burn some calories. I’m still suffering whiplash from the car crash I was in two weeks ago, so have been going stir-crazy not exercising. I finally […]
Winters in Seattle can run the gamut from snow to frigidly dry cold to rain to clouds (all in the same week, to boot). However, in the mountains around us, all of that weather translates to snow by the foot, making many popular hikes out of the question. While some paths are great for snowshoeing, and […]